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Hallmark Channel is making an unusual move. They've decided to change their Signed, Sealed, Delivered series from a regular weekly series to a series of two-hour movies on sister channel Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
The first new movie -- Signed, Sealed, Delivered For Christmas -- will air on November 23rd. Three more films are expected for 2015.
Here are the details:
Franchise to Include Multiple 2-Hour Original Movies; First Film, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered For Christmas," Premieres November 23
Crown Media Family Networks announced today that Hallmark Channel original weekly scripted series, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," executive produced and written by Martha Williamson (Executive Producer of "Touched by an »
Polly Bergen: 'Desperate Housewives' Emmy nominee; winner for 'The Helen Morgan Story' (photo: Felicity Huffman, Doug Savant, and Polly Bergen in 'Desperate Housewives') (See previous article: "Polly Bergen: Actress on Richard Nixon 'Enemies List'.") Polly Bergen began her lengthy — and to some extent prestigious — television career in 1950, making sporadic appearances in anthology series. She won an Emmy for Best Actress in a Single Performance – Lead or Supporting — beating Julie Andrews, Helen Hayes, Teresa Wright, and Piper Laurie — for playing troubled torch singer Helen Morgan (Show Boat) in the 1957 Playhouse 90 episode "The Helen Morgan Story," featuring veteran Sylvia Sidney as Morgan's mother. Curiously, Bergen's retelling of Helen Morgan's story was broadcast the same year that Ann Blyth starred in Michael Curtiz's Morgan biopic. Also titled The Helen Morgan Story, the film focused on the relationship between the singer and a »
- Andre Soares
Twenty years has passed since we were first introduced to the characters of My So-Called Life, twenty years! Where has the time gone? And more importantly when did I get so old?
While most of you won’t really care too much what I’ve been up to since the show finished, let’s take a look at what the actors have been up to in the years since the cancellation of what is frankly the greatest teen TV drama ever.
Claire Danes (Angela Chase)
After breaking out in My So-Called Life, Danes focused on her film career first with a leading role in 1995’s Little Women and then supporting roles in smaller but interesting films like Home For The Holidays, How to Make An American Quilt and »
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are bringing their latest faith-based television program to NBC, a network representative told TheWrap. The project was written by John J. Sakmar and Kerry Lenhart (“Boston Public”). The drama revolves around a group of guardian angels whose job is to intervene when people are in crisis. It's currently titled “Unveiled.” Also read: Editors Strike Against Mark Burnett's ‘Survivor’ For Union Contract Downey, who starred on CBS's “Touched by an Angel” from 1993 to 2004, should feel comfortable around the subject matter. The project is being developed by NBC, Universal TV and Burnett and Downey's Lightworks Media. »
- Jethro Nededog
The major networks are hoping to get religion, or at least a big dose of spirituality, on the air next year. Medical procedural shows are in demand, too, along with female-lead dramas and workplace comedies. Family dramas, period pieces, conspiracy thrillers and heavy-duty sci-fi concepts — not so much.
These are among the takeaways from the annual rite of summer in which talent agents and other reps for creatives make the rounds with TV development executives. The goal is for percenters to gain insight into the themes, concepts and settings most intriguing to network execs, in order to advise clients on how to shape pitches that are likely to strike a chord.
As ever, the subjects discussed in agency meetings deal only with the broadest themes, not hard-and-fast rules. One message that was consistent across the major networks was the push for writers to bring in passion projects, even things they »
- Cynthia Littleton
London – CBS Corp. is broadening the reach of its networks in Britain via a new carriage deal with telecom company TalkTalk. The firm, which competes with other U.K. pay TV providers, will start offering CBS Action, CBS Drama, CBS Reality +1 and the Horror Channel. Financial terms weren't disclosed. CBS Drama shows include Judge Judy, Flashpoint, Touched by an Angel and the original Dallas. CBS Reality airs such favorites as 48 Hours, Cops and Hoarders. CBS Action fare includes CSI, NCIS, Cheers and Bonanza. The CBS portfolio of U.K. channels is also available via BSkyB, in
- Georg Szalai
Sky McCole Bartusiak Dies
An official cause of death for Bartusiak has yet to be revealed. However, her mother, Helen McCole Bartusiak, has said she’d been suffering from epileptic seizures. "We lost our girl," her mother told CNN. "She was a kind and really beautiful girl."
“We think she had a seizure and choked and nobody was there,” her mother added. “[Paramedics] were working on her for 45 minutes and could not get a heartbeat. I’ve done CPR on that kid more than one time and it just didn’t work this time.”
In 2000’s The Patriot, Bartusiak played the youngest daughter of Mel Gibson’s character, Revolutionary War militia hero Benjamin Martin. She also appeared on the big screen in Don’t Say a Word, Riding in Cars with Boys, and Boogeyman. »
Skye McCole Bartusiak, who was best known for her role portraying Mel Gibson‘s youngest daughter in The Patriot, died today at the age of 21. No cause of death was given. Bartusiak was a stage, screen and TV actress. She had a recurring role as Megan Matheson in the show 24 and did guest star appearances in CSI, Lost, Touched by An Angel and George Lopez television shows. She started acting in 1999 with the ABC mini-series Storm of the Century. When she was 8 years old, she was in the movie Riding in Cars with Boys. She died in […] »
Nancy Malone, a ground-breaking and Emmy-winning director-producer, Emmy-nominated actress and the first woman VP at a major studio, died May 8 at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia. She was 78.
Shortly after producing her first TV movie, “Winner Take All,” starring Shirley Jones, for NBC, Malone joined 20th Century Fox’s TV department as director of TV development. Soon she was named vice president of television, becoming the first woman VP at a major studio. During her time at Fox, Malone co-founded Women in Film.
Malone was an actress for decades, appearing extensively on TV and on stage, before moving behind the camera and into the executive suite and continued acting even after doing so, including a supporting role in the 1973 Burt Reynolds starrer “The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing.”
She joined Tomorrow Entertainment as a story analyst in 1971 and »
- Carmel Dagan
Written by Jenna Lamia
Directed by Jay Karas
Airs Tuesdays at 10 Pm on MTV
Jenna’s forced silence in last week’s episode showed the importance of having someone who listens. This importance was driven home by the reveal of Matty’s adoption, and that his quietness had nothing to do with Jenna, as she had feared. The revelation emphasized to Jenna how self-centred her thinking had become. This week’s episode sees her try to willingly be there for others in need, including Matty, in an entertaining episode that highlights the difference in how Tamara and Jenna handle similar situations.
Jenna seeking self-respect while trying to expand her viewpoint to include others is an interesting conflict. Over the course of the show’s run, it has been clear that, while Jenna has kept herself as the centre of focus, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Breaking: After scoring huge ratings with the miniseries The Bible and carving out a second theatrical hit with the same footage in Son Of God, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ Ben-Hur. Deadline has long been telling you about this ambitious new adaptation of the Lew Wallace 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of Christ, with script by Keith Clarke and Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave scribe John Ridley, and Timur Bekmambetov directing. Related: Sweet Chariot! MGM is Rebooting ‘Ben-Hur’ MGM In Talks With Timur Bekmambetov For ‘Ben-Hur’ Reboot Paramount signed on to co-produce and distribute, and after the rocky time the studio had with the Darren Aronofsky-directed Noah convincing the faithful that the Biblical epic didn’t blaspheme the Old Testament tale and having the film banned in Muslim territories, it’s not surprising that they would add Burnett and his wife, the »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Become a part of the phenomenon that captivated the nation! Off the heels of the three-time Emmy-nominated* History Channel miniseries The Bible, visionary Executive Producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Shark Tank) are back to tell the most important chapter of the greatest story ever told - Son of God - on Blu-ray and DVD June 3 and Digital HD May 6 from LightWorkers Media and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. After grossing more than $60 million in box office sales and earning a coveted "A" Cinemascore opening weekend, Son of God comes home to entertain and inspire millions of families and communities across the globe.
"What an honor it has been to bring the story of the life of Jesus Christ to so many people. Now families can bring the »
Ugly Betty alum Eric Mabius stars in Hallmark Channel’s delightfully endearing new drama series Signed Sealed Delivered, which premieres Sunday, April 20 at 8pm Et/Pt. The series follows a group of postal detectives who are dedicated to delivering undeliverable mail from the past, an act that often transforms the recipient and/or sender’s life. The series is written by Martha Williamson (creator of Touched by an Angel), who has a gift for writing appealing programming for a broad age range. “Anyone from 8 to 80 can sit around and watch because there are aspects from each of these characters that everyone … Continue reading →
- Barb Oates
Carol Burnett will guest star on the Season One finale of Hallmark’s new original primetime series, Signed, Sealed, Delivered. The new series from Executive Producer Martha Williamson (Touched By An Angel) premieres on April 20 (8pmET/Pt) and stars stars Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), Kristin Booth (The Kennedys), Crystal Lowe (Smallville) and Geoff Gustafson (Primeval: New World) as a quartet of Postal Detectives who track down the rightful owners of undeliverable mail. These redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow on time. Season One will include 10 one-hour … Continue reading →
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- Kellie Freeze
Review Frances Roberts 11 Apr 2014 - 16:45
Holmes grieves as he and Watson track down an Anthrax threat in Elementary’s latest episode…
This review contains spoilers.
2.20 No Lack Of Void
Just last week I tutted at Elementary’s short memory when it came to introducing and then ignoring promising supporting characters, only for one of the first season’s more intriguing bit-players to reappear this week.
That Roger Rees’ Allistair turned up posthumously didn’t deprive us from seeing more of Holmes’ childhood thesp pal thanks to Elementary’s first experiment with magic realism. Holmes’ hallucinations were unexpected in a drama that’s so far existed on the bonkers side of real life, but not a jarring departure; it was more Six Feet Under than Ghost.
That said, it does change things. Opening a door into Holmes’ largely unreachable inner life introduces the possibility of more narrative tricks in Elementary »
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom, Sinister Six, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Batman vs. Superman, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine and more...
It's been a bumper week for superhero news, so we'll get things underway with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is set to open here in the UK in just eleven days time (we'll have our review up this coming week). Naturally we've been treated to a wealth of promotional material for the Phase Two sequel this week, including propaganda-style posters for Cap (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan »
- Gary Collinson
Can the former executive producer of landmark CBS series “Touched by an Angel” produce a halo effect for the fortunes of Crown Media’s Hallmark cable networks?
Armed with proof of new investment in original programming, executives from the media company, which has one of the smaller presences on the cable landscape, predicted a surge of interest from sponsors in scripted dramas from Hallmark and the soon-to-be-rechristened Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Ed Georger, Crown Media’s exec veep of ad sales and digital media, said he anticipated a 20% increase in advertiser commitments for the coming upfront, the annual market when U.S. networks try to sell the bulk of their ad inventory for the coming season.
“Advertisers are putting a higher value on original content and a higher value on original family programming,” he said. In Crown Media’s most recent fourth quarter, advertising revenue increased 17% over the year-earlier period to $97.3 million, »
- Brian Steinberg
After looking on enviously at Marvel and its multitude of projects for so long, it's quite an exciting time for DC fans at present. Not only is the Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman gearing up for production, but there's also several TV pilots in the works. Last week, the Arrow spin-off The Flash began filming [see the first set photos and video here] and with cameras due to start rolling on Constantine, screenwriter and DC veteran David S. Goyer has shared a few comments about the NBC pilot during a chat with IAmRogue:
"We start shooting next week. Shooting the pilot. We only have four series regulars but we've cast them all now. I'm proud to say that Constantine is actually being played by a British guy, Matt Ryan, and he is going to have blond hair. [Whether he will smoke is] a tricky one on network TV. We're negotiating right now. He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie. »
- Gary Collinson
Air Date/Time: March 10, 2014, 10/9c
Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron
Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, see the future … since she was born, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. But now that she is 10 years old, her powers have become stronger and the threat from malevolent forces that would use her abilities to control the world has grown more dangerous. With her life and future in jeopardy, Bo’s protector, Milton Winter (Delroy Lindo, “The Chicago Code”), turns to an unlikely source to keep her safe — Tate (Jake McLaughlin, “Crash”), a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate who’s lost his will.
Tate and Bo begin an extraordinary journey, one in which trust must be earned. On the run and traveling from city to city, every place they stop and »
- Erin Willard
Genre: Drama | Fantasy
Creator: Aaron Zelman
Air Date/Time: March 9, 2014, 9/8c
Directed by: Charles McDougall
Cast: Omar Epps (“House”) as J. Martin Bellamy, Frances Fisher (“Titanic”) as Lucille Langston, Matt Craven (“Crimson Tide,” “A Few Good Men”) as Fred Langston, Devin Kelley (“Chernobyl Diaries,” “The Chicago Code”) as Maggie Langston, Mark Hildreth (“The Tudors”) as Pastor Tom Hale, Samaire Armstrong (“Entourage,” “The O.C.”) as Elaine Richards, Sam Hazeldine (“The Raven”) as Caleb Richards, Landon Gimenez as Jacob and Kurtwood Smith (“That ’70s Show”) as Henry Langston
The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to reappear, on the series premiere of Resurrection, Sunday, March 9 (9:00-10:01 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.
In “The Returned,” an 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy »
- Erin Willard
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